AddressEntry.GetExchangeUser Method

Outlook Developer Reference

Returns an ExchangeUser object that represents the AddressEntry if the AddressEntry belongs to an Exchange AddressList object such as the Global Address List (GAL) and corresponds to an Exchange user.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Outlook 2007



expression   A variable that represents an AddressEntry object.

Return Value
An ExchangeUser object that represents the AddressEntry. Returns Null (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the AddressEntry object does not correspond to an Exchange user.


You have to be connected to the Exchange server to use this method.


The following code sample shows how to obtain the business phone number, office location, and job title for all Exchange user entries in the Exchange Global Address List. It first uses AddressList.AddressListType to find the Global Address List. For each AddressEntry on that AddressList, it uses AddressEntryUserType to verify if the AddressEntry represents an Exchange user. After it finds an Exchange user, it uses GetExchangeUser to obtain and print the various pieces of data for the user.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub DemoAE()
    Dim colAL As Outlook.AddressLists
    Dim oAL As Outlook.AddressList
    Dim colAE As Outlook.AddressEntries
    Dim oAE As Outlook.AddressEntry
    Dim oExUser As Outlook.ExchangeUser
    Set colAL = Application.Session.AddressLists
    For Each oAL In colAL
        'Address list is an Exchange Global Address List
        If oAL.AddressListType = olExchangeGlobalAddressList Then
            Set colAE = oAL.AddressEntries
            For Each oAE In colAE
                If oAE.AddressEntryUserType = _
                    olExchangeUserAddressEntry _
                    Or oAE.AddressEntryUserType = _
                    olExchangeRemoteUserAddressEntry Then
                    Set oExUser = oAE.GetExchangeUser
                    Debug.Print (oExUser.JobTitle)
                    Debug.Print (oExUser.OfficeLocation)
                    Debug.Print (oExUser.BusinessTelephoneNumber)
                End If
        End If
End Sub

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